Brent’s Pick: Amy’s Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned is one of my favorite cocktail recipes because it has a rich history, much like the Four Roses brand.
The classic Old Fashioned originated in the 1800s in Louisville, Ky., not too far from the Four Roses Distillery. A bartender at Louisville’s historic Pendennis Club created the concoction, and it became the first mixed drink to be called a cocktail.
Over the years, my wife Amy has perfected her Old Fashioned recipe, and it’s my favorite.

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2016 Limited Edition Small Batch named America’s Best Kentucky Bourbon

I am excited to share with you that Four Roses received top accolades during Whisky Magazine’s World Whiskies Awards ceremony, held on Tuesday, February 28 in New York City.
Our 2016 Limited Edition Small Batch was named America’s Best Kentucky Bourbon. This limited-edition bottling featured a 12-year-old Bourbon from the OESO recipe, a 12-year-old OBSV and a 16-year-old OESK.
When I first tasted a sample from the OESO recipe that anchored this Bourbon, I knew we had something special.

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Rose Julep Louisville Cocktail Competition

Eight Louisville-area bartenders competed at the 14th annual Four Roses Bourbon Rose Julep Cocktail Competition in hopes of receiving top honors, and bragging rights, for handcrafting the best unique twist on the classic mint julep—which traditionally includes crushed ice, mellow Bourbon, simple syrup and fresh mint, all muddled together in a silver cup.

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14th Annual ‘Rose Julep’ Contest with Kentucky Derby Festival

When you think of the Kentucky Derby Festival, you may also think of a mint julep – crushed ice, mellow Bourbon, simple syrup and fresh mint, all muddled together in a silver cup. Over the years, Louisville bartenders have continually put unique twists on this classic drink. But which julep recipe reigns supreme? Four Roses Bourbon and the Kentucky Derby Festival have partnered together to find out.

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Cocktail Recipe: Rose’rita

We’ve handcrafted the perfect cocktail for you to share with your friends, family and other loved ones this month. The bright colors and refreshing taste of our take on the classic margarita are a perfect cure for those winter blues.


1 part Four Roses Bourbon
2 parts margarita mix
1 dash grenadine
1 maraschino cherry

Add margarita mix and Bourbon to glass over fresh ice, stir. Add dash of grenadine, do not mix. Garnish with maraschino cherry.

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Bourbon Lovers’ V-Day Gift Guide

Of course, we support the art of Bourbon-themed gift giving year-round, but with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, what better time to share with you our tips to make the holiday perfect for you and a loved one.

Give Bourbon. This is an easy one. And we have three choices to make every moment more mellow. You can take a look at the full lineup in detail here.

Yellow: A worldwide favorite, especially when creating mixed drinks with a sophisticated, contemporary flair.

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Handcraft the Moment

There are certain moments in each of our lives that have connected more strongly to us than others. In many cases, these special moments were so meaningful and emotional because we had our hands in their making – we Handcrafted the Moment, if you will.
As a company with a personal, intimate connection to the handcrafting of our own products, we understand these special moments and want our line of Four Roses Bourbons to help you handcraft and enjoy these moments even better.

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The Resurgence of Bourbon

The Resurgence of Bourbon
We asked our friend and journalist, Maggie Kimberl, to be a guest blogger for January Straight Up. Maggie used this opportunity to discuss the resurgence of Bourbon and Bourbon tourism. If you’d like to read more from Maggie, and we recommend you do, check out some of her other work in The Whiskey Wash, The Alcohol Professor and Whisky Magazine.

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Bartender Feature – Garage Bar’s Jeremy Salmon

Meet Jeremy Salmon, one of our friends from Louisville, Kentucky’s Garage Bar. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because he was announced as the NuLuDays Holiday Cocktail Challenge winner – two years in a row.

Garage Bar is housed in a former auto service garage in downtown Louisville’s NuLu neighborhood. A nod to its roots as a historic saloon, the casual spot serves up draft and bottled craft beers, wine, seasonal cocktails and Kentucky Bourbons.

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